Search Results: "Walter Dean Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

GLORIOUS ANGELS by Walter Dean Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A gilt lily. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A disappointing followup to the sensational Brown Angels (1993). Read full book review >

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ON A CLEAR DAY by Walter Dean Myers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A clarion call from a beloved, much-missed master. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Myers issues a rebellious call to action that chronicles how seven diverse teenagers respond to injustice in a globalized not-so-distant future. Read full book review >

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SUNRISE OVER FALLUJAH by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Robin's eventual understanding that his experience was not about winning or losing the war but about 'reaching for the highest idea of life' makes this a worthy successor to Myers's Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic. (Fiction. 12+)"
In 2003, in the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom, young Robin Perry already wonders about "an enemy we can't identify and friends we're not sure about." Read full book review >

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RIOT by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Another innovative work by an author constantly stretching the boundaries of what fiction can be, and a natural for readers' theater in the classroom. (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
In a screenplay format similar to his groundbreaking Monster (2000), Myers tells the story of the Civil War Draft Riots in New York City. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 31, 2000

"What emerges most clearly is a portrait of a complex, compelling spokesman who was growing and changing up to the moment he was cut down. (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
With but a light sprinkling of names and dates, Myers condenses his Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (1993) to picture- book length. Read full book review >

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DARNELL ROCK REPORTING by Walter Dean Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Many readers—and not just those in multiracial, big-city areas like the one depicted here—will recognize themselves in Darnell and his friends. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Darnell isn't bad, but he meets his teachers' (and his own) expectations by earning poor grades and getting into trouble for his attitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Dec. 30, 1991

"For Americans of any color, he makes a notably persuasive case for doing both. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
What happens when a gifted novelist (Scorpions, 1988, Newbery Honor) chooses to write the story of his people? Read full book review >

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WON'T KNOW TILL I GET THERE by Walter Dean Myers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 3, 1982

"Another of Myers' winning, medium-cool raps in the service of good old-fashioned values."
Like The Young Landlords who found themselves responsible to the diverse elderly tenants of a rundown tenement, Myers' latest group of wholesome early teenagers spends a summer helping out at a neighborhood old-people's home. Read full book review >

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TALES OF A DEAD KING by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1983

"Unlike more strenuous efforts, the one grows on you by degrees."
Rudimentary skulduggery on an Egyptian archaeological dig—for kids who take to Myers' no-frills storytelling, simple set-ups, and good sense. Read full book review >

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LOOKING LIKE ME by Walter Dean Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"This vibrant synthesis of poetry and pictures is a natural for classrooms and family sharing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Myerses—father and son—reunite for a poetic celebration of self that blends a sort of Whitman-esque hip-hop with '70s-vibe visuals. Read full book review >